My cat is scooting, raw, wet bottom, she smells bad, and sometimes has a white…

My cat is scooting, raw, wet bottom, she smells bad, and sometimes has a white discharge from her bottom area. I just lost my job of 20 years and can’t afford to take her to the vet. Can anyone tell me what’s causing this, how to fix it, and how can you clean a smelly cat without giving it a bath. I’ve tried kitty wipes and she attacks me whenever I get too close to her bottom. A bath is definitely out of the question without complete body armour also because she is quite ornery. I’m the only person she will let touch her pretty much and if she gets too much attention she will start flicking her tail around so I know to leave her alone. Otherwise she will attack. She will give a couple warnings usually by pushing on my hand with her paw. So a bath is not even an option in my opinion. I love her, but she smells so bad I can’t even let her sit by me right now. I know she knows she smells too because she almost acts like she’s embarrassed or ashamed to come around. If anyone says anything about it she gets mad and hides. So I know she knows what we are saying. It makes me feel bad for her. I want to help her so bad, but I feel helpless. Someone please tell me what to do to help her. She’s an 8 year old female. Mostly with silver tabby markings, but technically I think she’s considered a calico because she has other color markings here and there also. Has anyone experienced this with their cat? Someone please help us. She is my kitty buddy and she’s miserable and so are we. I can’t stop thinking about that episode of Friends where Phoebe sings a song called Smelly Cat. Cats are very clean and I’ve had cats my whole life, but I’ve never experienced a cat smelling before. At first I thought she had worms because of the scooting. Someone mentioned possible plugged anal glands?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

This is something that you need to discuss with your veterinarian. I can’t tell you if this is an anal sac issue, colon/large intestine issue, allergies, infection or diarrhea from a whole host of possible causes. Please see your vet. The longer you wait the worse I fear the area is going to get, and the longer it will take to heal.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

You’re welcome!